Premier League

  • 60’ D. Welbeck
Premier League
The Hawthorns
Attendance 24,228


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      Full time at the The Hawthorns. Arsenal make their way into the top four with a vital narrow 1-0 away victory against West Brom. A slow first half sprung into life after the break as both sides opened up and attempted to break the deadlock. The only goal of the match came on the hour when some great
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      Half time at The Hawthorns. A decent display from Arsenal so far as they look by far the most likely team to open the scoring. Danny Welbeck and Santi Cazorla have tested Ben Foster with a one-on-one and a few long range strikes, but the deadlock remains as we go into the break goalless. The home si
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      The teams have made their way to the field at The Hawthorns and we are almost ready for kick off!
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      Arsenal subs: Macey, Gibbs, Bellerin, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Campbell, Podolski.
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      Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Martinez; Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Flamini, Ramsey; Welbeck, Alexis, Cazorla; Giroud.
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      West Brom subs: Myhill, McAuley, Gamboa, Baird, Anichebe, Ideye, Samaras.
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      West Brom (4-2-3-1): Foster; Wisdom, Lescott, Dawson, Pocognoli; Gardner, Mulumbu; Brunt, Dorrans, Sessegnon; Berahino.
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      TEAM NEWS...
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      Arsenal's last two visits to West Brom have proved to be tough. In their past two games at The Hawthorns, they have only managed to come out with 1-1 draws, but one was indeed a League Cup encounter in which they prevailed 4-3 on penalties.
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      The last match at The Hawthorns saw Alan Irvine's men go down 2-0 to a resurgent Newcastle side; a result which saw the home fans air their grievances at full time with a chorus of boos. The hosts today will be hoping to give their supporters something to cheer about for the first time in a while.
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      West Brom are currently situated relatively safely in the table in 13th place, but the Baggies are on a bit of a torrid goalscoring run at the moment, having failed to score or claim a point in their last three league games.
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      Arsenal have been rocked by the news this week that Jack Wilshere could miss up to 3 months of football after picking up an ankle injury last week. However, they will be buoyed by the fact that Olivier Giroud is set to make his first start since returning from a broken leg.
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      Despite the London outfit's start to the season, they are still just two points away from the top four, and a victory today would see them preliminary move into the Champions League places.
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      Arsene Wenger's side have endured a poor start to their league campaign and have claimed just four wins from their opening 12 matches. However, they did claim an impressive 2-0 home win over Borussia Dortmund midweek which saw them progress to the last-16 of the Champions League. The Gunners will be
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      I'm Martin Macdonald, and I'll be taking you through the action!
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      Good afternoon folks! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the Barclays Premier League clash between West Brom and Arsenal from the Hawthorns!
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      We are under way in this Barclays Premier League clash!
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      First decent move of the match and it comes from Arsenal. Alexis and Chambers link up well down the right wing and the ball comes in to Welbeck, who tees up Cazorla, but the Spaniard's drilled strike goes straight down the throat of Foster.
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      West Brom have just managed to find their feet in the match now and are just enjoying a period of sustained possession inside Arsenal's half. The Gunners are sitting pretty deep for the moment but the hosts will need to be wary of the pacey counterattack their opposition possesses.
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      Great play by Alexis! The Chilean collects the ball on the halfway line and opens up his side through the middle with a driving run. He sees space on the edge of the box and lashes a strike at goal, but once again the shot goes straight at Foster. Easy save in the end.
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      West Brom get their first corner kick of the match and take it short. Gardner collects 18 yards out and whips a cross to the back post for Lescott, who rises high to nod back into the danger area. Luckily for Arsenal, Koscielny is well-placed to clear away at the front post.
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      Vital block by Dawson! A sweeping counterattack from Arsenal sees Cazorla drive a pass out to the right wing and then follow his run to the edge of the box. He receives a lay-off from Welbeck and hits a stinging strike towards goal, but the West Brom defender bravely makes the interception!
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      It looks like Arsenal may have yet another injury problem here as it looks like Monreal has picked up a knock after a collision with Dorrans. The former Malaga man is just receiving a bit of treatment on the touchline, but it seems as if he may be okay to continue. Watch this space.
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      Pocognoli picks up the ball at left back and drifts past the challenge of Alexis before taking a few strides forward. He looks to exchange a one-two with Brunt down the wing but the Irishman's return pass is read well by Mertesacker, who makes the comfortable interception.
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      Alexis gets into a central position 40 yards or so out and receives the ball to feet before turning sharply. He spots the run of Chambers as the Englishman gallops down the right channel, but the pass out doesn't have enough pace on it which allows Pocognoli to claim possession.
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      That's great defending from Wisdom. Alexis finds himself in a deeper position this time and then drives forward before lofting a pass to the back post for Welbeck, who chests down before looking to get into the box, but the Liverpool loanee gets his body in the way before ushering the ball back to F
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      Berahino does well to get back into a defensive position but then gives the ball away cheaply to Ramsey, who gets beyond Dorrans with a lovely Marseille turn, but ends up being tripped by the Scot. Free kick to Arsenal in a useful position down the left flank.
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      Well it looks like Monreal has indeed failed to shake off that injury he suffered in that tackle with Dorrans. The Spaniard is coming off and he'll be replaced by Kieran Gibbs, who should slot in easily at left-back. Like-for-like change then.
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      SI K. Gibbs SO Nacho Monreal
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      K. Gibbs enters play, replacing Nacho Monreal.
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      There's a bit of a melee in and around the penalty area as Giroud goes down under the challenge of Mulumbu and then Gardner commits a foul 25 yards out. In the the end the free kick is given, but Alexis fails to get it over the wall despite a rather elaborate build up.
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      SAVE BY FOSTER!! Ramsey drifts into the pocket in between midfield and attack and threads a lovely pass in behind the West Brom defence for Welbeck, who lashes a strike at goal, but the goalkeeper rushes off his line and makes himself big to make the block!
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      Almost from hero to zero for Foster! After saving brilliantly from Welbeck a few moments ago, the England international decides to dribble the ball out of his penalty area! Giroud intercepts but the angle is almost impossible and the Frenchman's strike goes beyond the goal! What was the West Brom ke
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      Cazorla should be doing much better there. Some lovely interplay on the edge of the box from Arsenal with Giroud, Ramsey, and Alexis all involved. Once again the move ends with Cazorla, and once again the strike is too close to Foster. The Gunners have had plenty of shooting opportunities so far, bu
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      Much better from Cazorla this time as he shows quick feet in the middle of the pitch to get beyond the challenge of Mulumbu. The Spaniard then slides a pass into the channel for Alexis, but he Chilean's dinked cross into the box is easily collected by Foster.
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      A little too close for comfort for Pocognoli! Welbeck looks to latch on to loose ball inside the West Brom box but just, JUST, gets beaten to it by the Belgian, who would definitely have gave away a penalty kick if he was a second later. Ended up being a great challenge!
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      RAMSEY! How close was that?! Mulumbu initially does well to win the ball back on the edge of his own box, but then gives the ball away! The Welshman pounces and then dances into the box, but ends up dragging a strike just wide of the post! One of the better chances of the match so far!
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      Koscielny lifts a pass into midfield and Cazorla turns sharply before driving through the middle and then into the right channel. He spots the run of Ramsey at the back post and curls a left-footed cross into the box, but it had just too much on it and Foster comes out to see it behind for a goal ki
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      In a rare West Brom attack in which Arsenal look shaky, Sessegnon powerfully runs at goal before passing out wide to Brunt. The Irishman then slides inside to Gardner, who attempts to lift a pass to the back post for the onrushing Wisdom, but the former Sunderland man's radar is way off and the visi
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      As West Brom lose the ball after an intercepted cross from Wisdom, Alexis bursts down the left-hand side before checking inside and looking to pick out Chambers with a diagonal, but the West Brom full back retreats well and combined with Mulumbu to reclaim possession.
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      There's no doubt about it, this game needs a goal. It has been a rather interesting clash so far and Foster has been kept busy in the West Brom goal with a few speculative shots and a great save from Welbeck, but the match has been bereft of out and out goalscoring chances. The former Manchester Uni
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      We are back under way between West Brom and Arsenal!
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      Berahino collects near the halfway line and runs through on goal, only to be flagged as offside by the linesman. Well, that looks a terribly decision by the official; he was onside by a yard!
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      Good start to the second half from Arsenal. You can already see that the game is slightly more stretched after the break as West Brom maybe are set out to try and be more of an attacking threat. This may play into the hands of the Gunners though who usually thrive in open spaces. We shall see as the
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      Arsenal just do not have a final product here! Welbeck is the latest guilty party as he gets into a great position inside the box and looks to bend a strike at goal. The Englishman takes far too much time to get the shot away which allows Dawson to make the block!
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      First booking of the match and it is a deserved one for Dorrans as the Scot cynically grabs the shirt of Alexis down the left-hand side. Probably a good free kick to give away though as Arsenal had committed plenty of men forward.
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      G. Dorrans receives a yellow card.
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      BERAHINO! SIDE-NETTING ONLY! The West Brom man is called onside this time and bursts into the Arsenal box before cutting inside on his right foot. He looks to catch Martinez out at his front post but ends up sending his strike wide! He probably had better options inside!
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      Much better, far more open match so far in this second half! Kibbs does brilliantly to hit the byline and dinks a great cross into the danger area. Cazorla leaves it for Alexis who looks poised to head home, but is foiled by Pocognoli who makes an important block! Great defending there!
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      Brunt gets into an advanced position down the left wing and looks to hit a signature whipped cross into the box. It cannons off Chambers and West Brom get the corner kick, which triggers an encouraging cheer from the Hawthorns faithful.
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      G D. Welbeck Assist Nacho Monreal
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      The assist came from Cazorla.
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      GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL FOR ARSENAL!!! THE GUNNERS BREAK THE DEADLOCK!! Cazorla collects down the left wing and leaves Wisdom for dead before hitting the byline and chipping a cross into the box. Welbeck outjumps his marker to bullet a header past the desperate hand of Foster! One-nil!
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      Koscielny gets into a bit of a pickle as he retreats towards his own goal whilst under plenty of pressure from Berahino. The West Brom man lets the Arsenal defender off the hook though as he pulls at his shirt, which there was no need at all to do. Daft.
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      First change of the match from West Brom and it is an attacking change from Alan Irvine. Mulumbu is the man coming off and he'll be replaced by Victory Anichebe. That's a holding midfielder off for a striker then! Brave!
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      SI V. Anichebe SO Nacho Monreal
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      Y. Mulumbu is replaced with V. Anichebe.
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      Poor from Ramsey. Gibbs does well to reclaim possession near the West Brom box and the Welshman collects on the edge of the box, but he can only manage a weak, dragged shot wide. He hasn't scored since August in the league and it doesn't look like he has his shooting boots on today either!
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      Really important interception from Dawson! Alexis pops up down the left channel and then lays a ball into the path of Gibbs who darts ahead and smashes a dangerous cross to the front post. Giroud is lingering but the West Brom defender is positioned perfectly to clear behind for a corner.
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      We've got a small break in play at the moment as Pocognoli is currently down after going down rather innocuously off the ball. Those are often the worst cases when in comes to injuries but the Belgian receives some treatment from the physios and thankfully manages to get to his feet.
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      Dawson gives the ball away poorly in a dangerous position in the middle of the park and Alexis gratefully collects before bursting ahead. To be fair to the West Brom defender though he manages to recover and puts in a great tackle to halt the run of the Chilean.
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      Pocognoli has failed to shake off that injury and he'll be replaced by Cristian Gamboa.
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      Sessegnon is facing his own goal and is surrounded by Giroud and Cazorla as the duo attempt to hunt the ball down. The former Sunderland man shows excellent strength and eventually earns the free kick after a clip from Giroud.
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      SI C. Gamboa SO Nacho Monreal
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      S. Pocognoli is replaced with C. Gamboa.
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      SI G. Samaras SO Nacho Monreal
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      S. Sessègnon is done for the day. G. Samaras is his replacement.
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      That bit of action proves to be Sessegnon's last of the match as he comes off to be replaced by Georgios Samaras. The West Brom faithful don't seem to enamoured with that swap though as we hear a small chorus of boos!
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      Arsene Wenger follows suit and makes his second swap of the match. Giroud, who has did okay today in his first start since coming back from a leg break, is replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was one of Arsenal's impressive performers against Dortmund midweek.
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      SI A. Oxlade-Chamberlain SO Nacho Monreal
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      O. Giroud is done for the day. A. Oxlade-Chamberlain is his replacement.
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      VITAL block by Mertesacker! Samaras collects the ball on the left and then checks back before lofting a cross into the box. The cross is recycled back into the danger area and volley smashes a half volley towards goal, but the German defender stands tall to make the interception! That strike looked
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      WEST BROM HIT THE BAR!! Arsenal fail to clear the ball out of the box and Berahino rises high in the air to guide a brilliant header towards goal, but his attempt crashes off the top of the woodwork! So unlucky! The Gunners living dangerously here!
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      Arsenal's tactics will be very interesting to see in these last few minutes. Wenger's men have been criticised recently for their inability to remain defensively solid in the last couple of minutes of games and that they still commit too many men forward. Well, they have the lead now, so let's see h
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      C. Gamboa is cautioned by the referee.
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      West Brom have Arsenal camped in their own half at the moment. Lescott and Dawson are as far up as the halfway line as they look to pin the visitors back, but they are leaving gaping spaces in behind in their own half if the Gunners can take advantage.
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      Awful from Brunt. Arsenal are on the back foot slightly and the Irishman has the opportunity to pile on the pressure by lofting a free kick into the box, but instead sends the set piece straight to the feet of Welbeck, who takes the ball for a run down the left, thus taking the onus of his defence.
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      GARDNER!! HOW CLOSE WAS THAT! The West Brom man latches on to a pass on the edge of the box and rifles a strike at goal which takes a deflection on its way through and flashes by the left-hand post! Corner kick to the home side!
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      A. Oxlade-Chamberlain gets yellow.
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      Samaras drives down the left flank and reaches the byline before somehow digging out a cross into the box. Martinez takes the pressure completely off the Arsenal defence though as he comes off his line to commandingly claim out of the air.

    Line Up




    Sam Allardyce
    Mikel Arteta



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 9 11
    Yellow Cards 2 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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